Saturday, July 07, 2007

La tête de bois en bas

At times I can be very stubborn. Especially when I want to use a certain yarn and want to knit patterned socks.

I love me a good surprise, so I was thrilled when I received a gift in the mail. One day it just showed up. My blogging friend Mareike (who I have met on our last Germany vacation - we had a wicked breakfast in a nice little bistro) send me a skein of "Drachenwolle" in a challenging colourway. Lilac, pink, lime green and white. I forgot to take a picture of the skein, but here's the ball:

At the moment I am all about twisted stitches, and so I started on Wednesday night with a tubular 1x1 cast-on and knit ahead - only to find out that the two dark colours were pooling together and the two lighter colours did that as well. It's quite a difference in value and in the dim light of the coffee shop we were knitting in it looked a bit questionable, especially after I started the pattern.

Having knit about 8 rows I was convinced it wouldn't work. So I stopped and entertained a couple of babies instead.

When I came home I still hadn't made up my mind but knit on. This yarn is a bit thicker than your regular sock yarn, I am loving the feel of it, the stitch number matched the patterns I picked, I am using 2.5 mm needles and I was just not ready to give up.

Now I'm thinking that my obstinacy paid off. This time.


Carol said...

I'm thinking I agree with you. Lovely socks.

Knitting Mama said...

Oh I love that pattern! It looks great! And thanks for letting me knit a few rows. However, I ended up frogging back to te grey, and changing the fire on the mountain for Rhondonite! Much better!

Pink said...

Those socks are gorgeous and are on my list of "Socks to Knit Before I Die", thank you for the pattern.